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YouthReach South is a specialist mental health service for marginalised and at-risk young people aged 13 - 24 years in the South Metropolitan Region, with complex mental health difficulties and with significant barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services. The service is governed through the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) and forms part of the Youth Mental Health Program, along with Youthlink, Youth Axis and Youth Hospital in the Home.
At-risk and marginalised young people (aged 13-24) residing in South Metro region with significant mental health problems and who are experiencing barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services or other appropriate mental health support. Such barriers typically include homelessness and transience, limited support networks, cultural barriers including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity and marginalisation due to diverse sexuality and gender.
YouthReach South Triage is integrated with Youthlink and Youth Axis.
For referral criteria or to request a copy of the referral form, please call the Triage officer on 1300 362 569 (Monday - Friday / 8:30am - 4:30pm).
Referral critera includes the young person must be 13 - 24 years, experiencing significant mental health problems, unable to access mainstream government or non-government mental health services, lives with in the south metro area, has agreed to the referral and is willing to engage with the clinical team, to identify goals and contribute to their treatment plan.